Based on the information in our possession, a total of 10 children who participated in the International Basketball Tournament Ciudad de Santander (hereinafter, the Tournament), reached the highest levels both in their teams of origin and in other teams, and even at international level. We will review it in four chapters in a random order that seemed to us to be more homogeneous.

In the III edition, whose final was played in the incomparable setting of the Plaza Porticada, the MVP was the Real Madrid player FRANCISCO “KIKO” JIMÉNEZ CORTÉS. A 186 cm. forward, born in the capital of Spain on 5 January 1994 and U16 International, with a brief stint in the EBA League.

In that final, won by a hitherto unbeatable in the Tournament merengue team, Kiko scored 35 points with two spectacular dunks for a child of only 13 years, which lifted the audience from their seats.

Two players from Juventud de Badalona, who also took part in the third edition of the tournament, appear on this list:

ALBERT HOMS AGUILAR. Point guard (180 cm) born in Mataró on 23 May 1994. He made his debut for Juventud on 12 December 2010, being the fourth youngest to do so (202 cm), until 2013.

International U16 in Gijón, he was the MVP of the aforementioned tournament. In the Ragusa Tournament (Italy), he was chosen as the player with the best projection. Fourth place in the European Championship in Montenegro in 2010. Finally, champion at the U18 European Championship in Poland 2011.

AGUSTÍ SANS VALLS: Born in Mahón on 27 February 1995. Point guard (185 cm), who debuted in Juventud at the age of 18 but, immediately, is loaned to other teams of lower level. He is currently part of the Alega Cantabria Club squad (194 cm) in LEB Silver.

International in the U16 and U18 Europeans, being bronze medalist in both cases, and in the U20 where he won two silver medals (Greece 2014 and Italy 2015).

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